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Chubby Bunny

A Hilarious Marshmallow Mouth Stuffing Game That'll Have You Yelling 'Chubby Bunny!' with a Mouth Full of Fluff!

Chubby Bunny
By Jon Zajac

What is Chubby Bunny?

Chubby Bunny is a fun and engaging icebreaker game that I like to use in social gatherings. The purpose of this activity is to help participants loosen up, have a good time, and get to know each other better. At its core, Chubby Bunny involves stuffing marshmallows into your mouth while trying to say the phrase “Chubby Bunny.” The person who can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth and still say the phrase wins the game.

This icebreaker is not only entertaining but also helps participants break down social barriers and build connections. As players take turns adding marshmallows to their mouths, they are encouraged to make eye contact, communicate clearly, and support one another. This creates a positive and inclusive atmosphere that can help foster meaningful relationships and memorable experiences.

Overall, Chubby Bunny is an excellent icebreaker game for groups of 3 or more people aged 10 and up. While it can be a bit messy, the fun and laughter it generates are well worth the cleanup. Just make sure to have paper towels and a trash can ready, and always prioritize safety by supervising players and reminding them not to chew or swallow the marshmallows.

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Rules for Chubby Bunny

  1. Have three or more players go to the front of the room.
  2. Have paper towels or a large trash can ready for a marshmallow mess.
  3. Open up a bag of medium to large sized marshmallows.
  4. Give a marshmallow to each player, and have them insert it into their mouth without chewing or swallowing.
  5. Each player takes turns screaming, “Chubby Bunny!” with the marshmallow in their mouth.
  6. If successful, give each player another marshmallow and repeat the process.
  7. Players are out of the game when they are unable to yell “Chubby Bunny” successfully without losing any marshmallows out of their mouth.
  8. Always supervise players and prioritize safety to prevent choking.

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Materials needed for Chubby Bunny

  • Bag(s) of medium to large sized marshmallows: This game requires a good amount of marshmallows, as players will be adding one at a time to their mouths. Make sure to have enough for all players to have multiple rounds.
  • Paper towels or a large trash can: Since this game can end up being messy with marshmallows falling out of players’ mouths, it is important to have something on hand to clean up the mess.

Note: While not explicitly mentioned in the original instructions, I would also recommend having some water available for players to drink after the game, as they will likely have marshmallows stuck in their mouths and throats.

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Setting up for Chubby Bunny

To set up for the Chubby Bunny icebreaker activity, you will need to prepare a few things ahead of time. First, find a suitable location where the game can be played without causing any disturbances or damage. Since this game can get messy, make sure there is enough space and protective covering on the floor to catch any stray marshmallows.

Next, gather all the necessary materials for the game. This includes having enough bags of medium to large-sized marshmallows for all players. Additionally, have paper towels or a large trash can ready to clean up any messes that may occur during the game.

Lastly, ensure there are at least three players participating in the game and that they are aware of the rules and safety precautions before starting. It is essential to supervise the game and prioritize safety above all else. By taking these steps, you can set up a fun and safe environment for playing Chubby Bunny.

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How to play Chubby Bunny

  1. Gather Players and Materials: Assemble a group of three or more players and gather the following materials: paper towels or a large trash can, and one or more bags of medium to large sized marshmallows.
  2. Set Up Play Area: Before starting the game, clear a space at the front of the room for players to stand and designate an area for discarded marshmallows. Place paper towels or the trash can nearby for easy clean-up.
  3. Distribute Marshmallows: Give each player one marshmallow. Instruct them to place the marshmallow in their mouth without chewing or swallowing it.
  4. First Round of “Chubby Bunny”: Have players take turns screaming, “Chubby Bunny!” with the marshmallow in their mouth. Players who successfully yell “Chubby Bunny” while keeping the marshmallow inside their mouth move on to the next round.
  5. Add Additional Marshmallows: Give each successful player another marshmallow, instructing them to insert it into their mouth without swallowing or chewing. Players must yell “Chubby Bunny” again, this time with two marshmallows in their mouth.
  6. Continue Adding Marshmallows: Repeat step 5 for each round, increasing the number of marshmallows by one each time. Continue until a player is unable to yell “Chubby Bunny” without losing marshmallows from their mouth.
  7. Determine Winner: The last player able to successfully yell “Chubby Bunny” while keeping all the marshmallows in their mouth wins the game.

Safety Precautions: Always supervise players and remind them to take breaks if needed. Choking can occur if improperly played, so ensure participants understand the rules and potential risks before starting the game.

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Benefits of Chubby Bunny

  • Encourages Communication: I found that playing Chubby Bunny helped my guests to open up and communicate with each other, as they had to speak loudly and clearly to say “Chubby Bunny” with a marshmallow in their mouth.
  • Promotes Teamwork: By playing this game in a group, I noticed that my guests had to work together to remember who still needed to yell “Chubby Bunny” and when it was their turn. This encouraged teamwork and cooperation.
  • Builds Trust: Since players have to trust that they won’t be laughing too hard and accidentally spit out their marshmallows, Chubby Bunny helps build trust among participants.
  • Provides Entertainment: With its simple yet hilarious concept, Chubby Bunny is a great way to provide entertainment and laughter at any gathering.
  • Improves Mouth Strength: Although it may not be the primary goal of the game, playing Chubby Bunny can help improve mouth strength as players have to hold multiple marshmallows in their mouth without chewing or swallowing them.

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Skills built with Chubby Bunny

  • Verbal Communication: Playing Chubby Bunny requires players to clearly articulate the phrase “Chubby Bunny” while speaking with a marshmallow in their mouth. This helps build verbal communication skills as players must focus on enunciating words and projecting their voice to be understood by others.
  • Teamwork: Filling one’s mouth with marshmallows and attempting to say “Chubby Bunny” can be a team effort, as players may need assistance inserting additional marshmallows or encouragement to keep playing. This fosters a sense of camaraderie among participants, helping them work together towards a common goal.
  • Self-Control: Chubby Bunny challenges players to resist the urge to chew or swallow marshmallows while adding more to their mouth. Practicing self-control in this context can translate to other areas of life, such as resisting impulsive behavior or staying focused on tasks.
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: Inserting marshmallows into one’s mouth requires careful hand movements and precise placement. This helps improve hand-eye coordination, a crucial skill for various activities like sports, writing, and playing musical instruments.
  • Confidence Building: Successfully saying “Chubby Bunny” with multiple marshmallows in one’s mouth can be an empowering experience, boosting self-confidence and encouraging participants to take on new challenges.
  • Social Skills: Playing Chubby Bunny in a group setting allows players to interact with each other, build rapport, and make connections. Engaging in lighthearted activities like this can help break the ice and create positive memories among participants.

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Why I like Chubby Bunny

I enjoy the Chubby Bunny icebreaker because it is a simple yet entertaining game that can be played by a group of people, making it perfect for parties or gatherings. The concept of stuffing marshmallows in one’s mouth and trying to yell “Chubby Bunny” is both amusing and challenging, which adds to the excitement of the game.

One reason why I like this icebreaker is that it creates a fun and lighthearted atmosphere, allowing people to let loose and have a good time. The game’s silliness helps break down barriers and encourages social interaction, making it an excellent way for people to get to know each other better.

Additionally, the Chubby Bunny icebreaker requires little preparation or materials, making it convenient to organize. All that is needed are some bags of marshmallows, which can be easily found at any grocery store. The simplicity of the game also means that people of all ages and abilities can participate, ensuring everyone feels included and has a good time.

However, safety is always essential when playing Chubby Bunny. It’s crucial to supervise players and remind them not to chew or swallow the marshmallows, as this can lead to choking. By following proper safety guidelines, Chubby Bunny can be a fun and memorable icebreaker that brings people together in laughter and camaraderie.

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Tips for making Chubby Bunny more inclusive

  • Tip: Provide a variety of marshmallow options. Consider having different types of marshmallows available, such as ones that are smaller, larger, or have different flavors. This can accommodate players who may have difficulty with certain sizes or textures.
  • Tip: Offer a non-marshmallow alternative. If some participants cannot or prefer not to use marshmallows, provide an alternative object for them to hold in their mouths, like a small piece of fruit or a rolled-up piece of paper. Make sure it’s large enough to make the game challenging but safe.
  • Tip: Create a supportive environment. Encourage players to cheer each other on and create a positive atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable participating. This will help ensure that all participants feel included and supported throughout the game.
  • Tip: Modify the rules for accessibility. If necessary, adapt the rules to accommodate players with specific needs or disabilities. For example, you could allow players to hold the marshmallow in their hands instead of their mouths, or give them extra time to yell “Chubby Bunny.”
  • Tip: Debrief and discuss the experience. After playing Chubby Bunny, take a few moments to reflect on how the game went and what participants learned from it. This can help create a sense of connection and inclusivity among the group, as well as provide valuable insights for future icebreaker activities.

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Reflection questions for Chubby Bunny

  1. How did you feel as the number of marshmallows in your mouth increased? This question can help participants reflect on their physical sensations and emotions during the game, which can be useful for understanding their comfort level with pushing their limits and trying new things.
  2. What strategies did you use to successfully yell “Chubby Bunny” with multiple marshmallows in your mouth? This question can help participants think about problem-solving, communication, and creativity under pressure.
  3. Did you feel safe playing this game? Why or why not? This question is important for facilitators to ask to ensure that all participants felt comfortable and secure while playing. It also provides an opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues that arose during the game and how they can be addressed in future activities.
  4. How did observing other players affect your own performance and experience? This question can help participants consider the role of social influence, peer pressure, and empathy in group dynamics and decision-making.
  5. What connections can you make between this icebreaker game and real-world situations or challenges? This question encourages participants to reflect on transferable skills and lessons from the game, such as resilience, adaptability, and collaboration.

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About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.

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